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Red Sox | Two Boston starters sent down

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:04:32 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Henry Owens and SP Brian Johnson were optioned to Class AAA Pawtucket Thursday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Both have some AL-only value and could be called up if an injury occurs.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson is healthy

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:38:46 -0800

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson (elbow) allowed two runs on two hits in 1 2/3 innings of work in the Grapefruit League opener Wednesday, March 2, but he came out of it feeling healthy. Johnson is expected to start the year with Class AAA Pawtucket.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is an intriguing pitching prospect who has a deep arsenal with plenty of control of all his offerings. Last year's elbow injury limited him, but he could rise quickly with health. He's not much of a strikeout pitcher, though, so his upside could be limited. Keep him on your radar in dynasty/keeper formats.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson has no damage

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:08:37 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson (elbow) has no structural damage in his elbow.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) allowed four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings in his lone MLB start of the season. Johnson walked more batters than he struck out in that game, and he won't be a FantasyScore option upon his return.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson's injury not serious

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:23:24 -0700

Updating previous reports, Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson's (elbow) injury isn't considered serious, according to general manager Ben Cherington. Boston will treat Johnson with rest and rehab.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is one of Boston's promising young starting arms, so they're unlikely to rush him back to the majors this year, if at all. He's only worth stashing in dynasty and keeper formats while he's hurt.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Brian Johnson has ulnar nerve problem

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:37:24 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson (elbow) is dealing with an ulnar nerve issue in his elbow, according to manager John Farrell. Johnson is currently on the disabled list in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Ulnar nerve issues can often be the precursor to Tommy John surgery for pitchers, so this could become a serious problem for the Boston pitching prospect. Stay tuned for more information on his injury. Sit tight and continue stashing him for now if you own him in a dynasty or keeper format.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Brian Johnson to minors' DL

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:24:03 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson (elbow) was placed on the minors' disabled list with elbow tightness Tuesday, Aug. 4. He left his start Sunday, Aug. 2, at Class AAA Pawtucket after four innings and was seen flexing his arm.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is arguably the team's top pitching prospect. Keep an eye on any potential scans of his elbow. He's worth stashing in dynasty and AL-only formats.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson loses in debut

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:38:34 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson allowed four runs with three hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings in a loss Tuesday, July 21, against the Houston Astros in his major league debut.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's stat line actually looks a little worse than he has pitched. He is a solid FantasyScore option going forward if he gets another chance and his salary remains low.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson to start Tuesday

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:09:04 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson will start against the Houston Astros Tuesday, July 21. The team has not yet announced a starter for the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday, July 20, although SP Steven Wright could be promoted from Class AAA Pawtucket to pitch on normal rest.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is one of the organization's top pitching prospects and he will be a high-risk, high-reward option in FantasyScore next week. Owners in AL-only and dynasty leagues should add him, while owners in universal leagues should also keep tabs on him. Wright has a 3.94 ERA in 21 career major league games, six of which were starts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Brian Johnson to start next week

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:25:13 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson will start either Monday, July 20, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim or Tuesday, July 21, against the Houston Astros, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a highly-ranked prospect, and he makes an intriguing high-risk, high-reward play at FantasyScore when he debuts. His numbers in the minors suggest he should deliver solid strikeout totals, making an Astros team that has struck out a league-high 838 times an enticing matchup if he debuts Tuesday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Brian Johnson finally up in bigs

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:13:29 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson, who had a 2.73 ERA with 81 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings for Class AAA Pawtucket this year, was finally called up to the majors Saturday, July 11. However, manager John Farrell has been non-committal about Johnson's role with the team. He was available out of the bullpen Saturday. Farrell won't make a decision about the rotation for the second half until Friday, July 17.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson, Boston's sixth-ranked prospect this year, has swing-and-miss stuff that should translate well to the next level. Adding him now in dynasty and AL-only leagues is advised, and deep mixed owners may want to take a stab at him if he earns a rotation spot until Clay Buchholz (elbow) returns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jason Mastrodonato